A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated five years of marriage. We had an awesome night! It included some live music, some drinks, awesome food, and a couple of fun gifts. But the most exciting thing that we did that night was share some pretty open and deep conversations. Now don't get … Continue reading five
My husband and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. Perhaps it's because we never really have. Perhaps it's because it almost feels "forced" to do something on a certain day (I'm a rebel, what can I say?). Perhaps it's because, like many American holidays, the day has become known more as a "Hallmark" holiday instead of … Continue reading V Day
I suppose it's ironic that after I post about being content and grateful I get tried. Tested. This morning I noticed that someone (a neighbor) has presumably cashed a check of ours twice. We hired him to do some power washing after he told us about his ill mother and his lack of job. It's … Continue reading love thy neighbor?
*note: another hand-written journal entry from a couple of months ago. forgive the back-dating as I catch up* I was in the shower the other night when a thought struck me - as a society, as women, as moms, I think everyone is playing the short game. We, the people, focus in on the here … Continue reading Long Game
Note: I wrote this note to myself a while back (with pen and paper - imagine!), and I never published it. Back-dated to 5/9/16 Dear Stephanie, Yes, I used your first name in full. This is serious. Pay attention. You are a good mom. Stop telling yourself otherwise. Smile. Be grateful. Do stuff. Have some … Continue reading Dear Me
Ok, so I'm no expert - I hope if ANYTHING I have established that fact. And if anything, I've probably left you wondering if I am emotionally capable of handling most things (based on my HIGH and LOW posts I seem to share!)... but seriously? Why did I think having one kid was so hard? … Continue reading Just One
A day after I shared my vivid imagination and FEELings with you, I received a phone call. A woman with Project 143 was calling to see if I wanted to discuss orphan hosting. You see, I had registered on their website in hopes of finding a Latvian girl that was up for adoption. We had … Continue reading Getting to work